BCMF Board, May 2019, TMX Forum

TMX Forum Demonstrates Strong Desire for Métis Contracting and Employment

BC Métis Federation members, partner communities and several Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project partners met this week in Surrey, British Columbia to continue working on a strategy to ensure employment and contract opportunities for our members and Métis small businesses. The TMX Forum was supported by the Government of Canada (through Natural Resources Canada) along […]

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TMX Reconsideration Report for Members

BC Métis Federation leadership is pleased to release the comprehensive report completed with Natural Resources Canada and Kinder Morgan Canada from meetings completed the past number of months. The Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project has been required to address key issues for final project approval which included addressing BC Métis Federation member concerns.  BC Métis […]

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BCMF Director Rose Bortolon Passed Away over the Easter Weekend

BC Métis Federation staff and our Board of Directors are sending their condolences to the family of Rose Bortolon after learning that Rose passed away over this Easter long weekend.

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BC Métis Federation Announces TMX Industry Forum May 5th and 6th in Surrey, BC

BC Métis Federation is pleased to host the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) Members Forum on May 5th and 6th with support from Natural Resources Canada, Government of Canada and Kinder Morgan Canada. This forum has been created as a direct result of discussions hosted recently by the BC Métis Federation from this past fall of […]

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BC Métis Federation Report – Proposed Amendments to the Navigation Protection Act (the “NPA”) under Bill C-69

BC Métis Federation leaders are sharing a report completed this week related to engagement with Transport Canada and the impacts of changes to Métis people under Bill C-69. There are serious challenges with the proposed amendments in our view for our Métis members, which includes: Lack of Notice Lack of Consultation Lack of Environmental Protections […]

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TMX Accommodations Presented by Canada

BC Métis Federation is sharing an update with members the recent correspondences from Natural Resources Canada on behalf of the Government of Canada (Crown) the recent Phase III Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) engagement. BC Métis Federation representatives continue to work with the Government of Canada as the TMX Project continues to review National Energy Board […]

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Provincial Program and Services Resource for Métis People in BC

BC Métis Federation is pleased to share the 2019 Guide for Indigenous Services to assist our members in having access and information for a variety of publicly funded programs and services. The Guide supports the relationship between the Province and Indigenous people and their communities. It provides other community service organizations, government ministries and agencies, and […]

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Province Recognizes BC Métis Federation

BC Métis Federation is pleased to share the recent letter by the Province of British Columbia to officially recognize the role of BC Métis Federation. For the past few years various Métis organizations and Métis service deliver agencies in British Columbia have suggested politically and publicly that BC Métis Federation was not recognized by governments.  We […]

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BC Métis Federation Letter Re Bill C-92 Métis Child and Family

You are receiving this repeat notice in light of the recent introduction of Bill C-92 and its inexorable movement towards enforcing the retroactive rights for Indigenous Peoples to return their children to their communities. The BC Métis Federation is in the process of undertaking the review of, and, when deemed in the child’s best interests, […]

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BC Métis Federation Report – Groundbirch Mainline Loop (Sunrise Section) Project

BC Métis Federation and partner Dawson Creek Métis Federation are pleased to release this latest consultation report for the Groundbirch Mainline Loop near Dawson Creek, BC. This report provides a summary of the environmental consultation supported by the proponent (NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.), and conducted by BC Métis Federation in conjunction with the Dawson Creek […]

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